Roadside larks and donations for teachers at Hope House School And Vacation Centre during onesie walk through Balderton and Newark
Teachers at a school embarked on a onesie walk around Newark to raise much-needed funds.
Mrs Deb Matthysz, lead for post-16 at Hope House School And Vacation Centre, said she, and 40 other members of staff, didn’t mind looking silly in their attempts to raise money for the school, which is a charity and caters for young people on the autism spectrum.
The staff set off from St Giles’ Church Hall, Balderton, and made their way down London Road to Cartergate, Newark, before arriving at the Market Place.
Children from the school ran a stall, which had fun games such as guess how many sweets are in the jar, and a tombola, as well as cakes and other sweet treats.
Mrs Matthysz said the children had a good response from the public while raising money for Hope House RDA — a separate charity from the school.
The money will be used to to buy feed and equipment for the RDA.The school’s animal unit also benefited.
“Our two horses, Largo and Bella, along with our donkeys, Kenny and Chloe, provide riding and equine therapy for not only our pupils, but also special education needs and disabled children who access our clubs and befriending service,” said Mrs Matthysz.
“Our aim with the events, in addition to raising funds, was to promote the school and our services within the community.
“We drew a lot of interest from the public driving past us, tooting their horns, and a couple stopped and gave us a donation.
“We feel we have raised awareness of Hope House School and Vacation Centre and our RDA section for which we were raising funds. We will be holding more community fundraisers in the future.”
More than £800 was raised through the onesie walk.